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Re: ranges to globs - OT

by ww (Bishop)
on May 14, 2011 at 21:19 UTC ( #904884=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to ranges to globs

mea culpa; At 1 frame per 30 sec, 9999 comes to a little short of 300K seconds...
or 5,000 hours...
roughly, 7 months.

That's not outlandish (in many climates) but one might hope that your plans include moving the camera inside when the exterior activity wanes.

And did you check the contractor's reputation for timely completion (see also "chimney falls down")?

But welcome to 'the American dream.'

Update:

Stricken statements represent some sort of gargantuan brain-spasm. For better logic and accurate calculation, see OP's response.


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Re^2: ranges to globs - OT
by jpl (Monk) on May 14, 2011 at 22:21 UTC
    A frame every 30 seconds is 2 frames per minute, 120 frames per hour, more or less 1200 frames in a ten-hour day. So we go through a card per week (and during the winter, the battery usually died, after which the camera never came back on the next day).

    I'm joking about the chimney coming down. We had a rough winter, and a very wet spring, here in the Northeast USA, so we are behind schedule by a couple months. But we're lucky to have another house to live in, so we're in no particular rush. We're looking forward to moving into a very "green" house by fall.

    We'll need the contractor's help to install the camera indoors when the sheetrocking goes on, although that would make great footage. I expect they'll knock off a wall in a couple hours, so if they don't move the camera to follow the action, we won't see much indoors.

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